Palace Square (crs)

Palace Square, through the Arch of the General Staff Building
Palace Square
General Staff Building
Palace Square, through the Arch of the General Staff Building
Palace Square, Alexander Monument, Winter Palace
Palace Square, St. Isaac's. the Admiralty
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General Staff Building
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General Staff Building
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General Staff Building
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General Staff Building
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Winter Palace, AKA: Hermatige
      
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The Admiralty
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St. Isaac's Cathedral
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Alexander Column
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Alexander Column
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Alexander Column
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Palace Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire.  It was the setting of many significant events, including Bloody Sunday (1905) and the October Revolution of 1917.  The earliest and most celebrated building on the square is the baroque white-and-azure Winter Palace of Russian tsars (1754-62), which gave the square its name.  It is now the main building of the Hermitage.  The opposite, southern side of the square was designed in the shape of an arc by George von Velten in the late 18th century.  These plans were executed half a century later, when Alexander I of Russia envisaged the square as a vast monument to the Russian victory over Napoleon and commissioned Carlo Rossi to design the bow-shaped Empire-style Building of the General Staff (1819-29).  It centers on a double triumphal arch crowned with a Roman quadriga.  The center of the square is marked with the Alexander Column (1830-34), designed by Auguste de Montferrand.  The eastern side of the square is occupied by Alessandro Brullo's building of the Guards Corps Headquarters (1837-43).  The western side opens towards Admiralty Square.

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